Resources

Saul Alinsky, Reveille for Radicals (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946).

Kim Bobo, J. Kendall and S. Max, Organizing for Social Change: A Manual for Activists in the 1990s (New York: Seven Locks, 1996).

Lois Gibbs and the Citizens Clearinghouse on Hazardous Waste. Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen’s Guide to Reclaiming our Health and Rebuilding Democracy (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1997).

Si Kahn, Organizing: A Guide for Grassroots Leaders, revised edition (Silver Spring, Md.: National Association of Social Workers, 1991).

Robert O. Matthews, “The Christian Churches and Human Rights in Canadian Foreign Policy,” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 1989, pp. 5-31.

Lee Staples, Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing (Westport: Praeger, 1984).

Marion Traub-Werner, “Sustaining the Student Antisweatshop Movement: Linking Workers’ Struggles,” in Mike Prokosch and Laura Raymond, eds., The Global Activist’s Manual: Local Ways to Change the World (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2002), pp. 191-198.

Comprehensive, Bottom-up Campaigns

Kate Bronfenbrenner et al. (eds), Organizing to Win: New Research on Union Strategies (Ithaca: ILR Press, 1998).

Marshall Ganz, “Resources and Resourcefulness: Strategic Capacity in the Unionization of California Agriculture, 1959-1966,” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 105, No. 4, January 2000, pp. 1003-62.

Naomi Klein, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2000).

Morton Winston, “NGO strategies for promoting corporate social responsibility,” Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 16, no. 1, 2002, pp. 71-87.

Wal-Mart campaign

Jane McArthur, “Wal-Mart: A New Face in the Union,” Canadian Dimension, May-June 1997, pp. 44-45.

Jason Gondziola, “Wal Mart’s Culture of Control ‘Non-negotiable,’” Canadian Dimension, May/June 2005, pp. 20-24.

Ellen Israel Rosen, “Life Inside America’s Largest Dysfunctional Family: Working for Wal-Mart,” New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 31-39.

Wade Rathke, “Leveraging Labor’s Revival: A Proposal to Organize Wal-Mart,” New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 59-66.

Edna Bonacich and Jake B. Wilson, “Hoisted by its own Petard: Organizing Wal-Mart’s Logistics Workers,” New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 67-75.

Brad Seligman, “Patriarchy at the Check-Out Counter,” New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 40-47.

Nelson Lichtenstein, “Wal-Mart and the New World Order: A Template for Twenty-First Century Capitalism?” New Labor Forum, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 21-30.

Madeline Talbott with Michael Doby, Using the Big Box Living Wage Ordinance to Keep Wal-Mart Out of the Cities, Social Policy, Vol. 34, No. 2, Winter 2003/Vol. 34, No. 3, Spring 2004, pp. 23-28.

Tracy Gray-Barkan, “Southern California’s Wal-Mart Wars,” Social Policy, Vo. 35, No. 1, pp. 31-36.

Linking Struggles

Vanessa Tait, Poor Workers’ Unions: Rebuilding Labor from Below (Cambridge: South End Press, 2005).

Katie Leslie, “From Enemy to Ally: Labour and Environmental Activists in B.C.,” Our Times, October/November 2004, pp. 14-19.

Salome Luckas and Judy Vashti Persad, Through the Eyes of Workers of Colour: Linking Struggles for Social Justice (Women Working with Immigrant Women/Toronto & York Region Labour Council, 2004)

Film: Breaking Barriers, Linking Struggles (Toronto & York Region Labour Council, 2004, 24 minutes). This film and its accompanying book, Through the Eyes of Workers of Colour by Salome Lukas and Judy Vashti Persad looks at historical and contemporary issues faced by immigrant workers of colour.

Protest Art

David Crosby and David Bender. Stand and Be Counted: Making Music, Making History: The Dramatic Story of the Artists and Events that Changed America. New York: Harper San Francisco, 2000.

Michael Dennin, The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century (New York: Verso, 1996).

David King Dunaway, How Can I Keep From Singing: Pete Seeger. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981.

Josh Dunson, Freedom in the Air: Song Movements in the Sixties (New York: International Publishers, 1965).

Rebebee Garafalo, Rockin’ the Boat: Mass Music and Mass Movements. Boston: South End Press, 1992.

Bob Geldof, Is That It? The Autobiography. New York: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.

Kevin Graham, Celebrity Activists: Environmental Causes (21st Century Books/Henry Holt).

John Greenway, American Folksongs of Protest (New York: Octagon Books, 1970).

Laura Jackson, Bono: The Biography (London: Piatkus, 2001).

Joe Klein, Woody Guthrie: A Life

Kerran L. Sanger, “When the Spirit Says Sing!” The Role of Freedom Songs in the Civil Rights Movement (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995).

Robert Santelli and Emily Davidson (eds.), Hard Travelin’: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1999).

Len Scher, The Un-Canadians: True Stories of the Blacklist Era (Toronto: Lester Publishing Ltd., 1992).

Alli Starr, “Art and Revolution: Revitalizing Political Protest,” in Neva Welton and Linda Wolf (eds.), Global Uprising: Confronting the Tyrannies of the 21st Century: Stories from a New Generation of Activists (Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers, 2001).

Frances Westley, “Bob Geldof and Live Aid: The Affective Side of Global Social Innovation,” Human Relations, Vol. 44, No. 10, October 1991, pp. 1011-36.

Tom Zaniello, Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Organized Guide to Films About Labor (Ithaca: ILR Press, 1996).

One Response to “Resources”

  1. Larisa Ohrnstein Says:

    Thx for information.

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